'Barao' and Johnson Expected to Meet at UFC's TUF 13 Finale

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FastKnockout
2/24/11 12:36:27PM
Two of the UFC’s most exciting 135-pound prospects are set to collide, as “Mighty Mouse” Demetrious Johnson and once-beaten Brazilian Renan “Barao” Pegado have agreed to square off at the UFC’s “Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale” on June 4 in Las Vegas at the The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort.

Sherdog.com confirmed the match-up with a source close to the fight on Thursday.

The 24-year-old Johnson notched the biggest win of his career in his Feb. 5 UFC debut, dominating Japanese star Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto in a one-sided unanimous decision at UFC 126. Prior to entering the Octagon, the Matt Hume pupil scored back-to-back wins in World Extreme Cagefighting, besting Damacio Page and Nick Pace. The lone defeat on Johnson’s 9-1 ledger came at the hands of Brad Pickett in his April 2010 WEC debut.

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Twenty20Dollars
2/24/11 1:17:39PM
Should be a good scrap.
prozacnation1978
2/24/11 2:23:08PM
Mighty mouse better get some main card love!!!
gartface
2/24/11 3:19:55PM
Not picking against Mighty Mouse for a while. Only a few guys I'd pick to beat him at the moment.

Can't wait though. Keep the good match ups coming Joe Silva! You're greatly under appreciated.
Hendo67
2/24/11 5:51:33PM
“Barao” via Sub
State_Champ
2/24/11 9:51:48PM
WAR Mighty Mouse!
quezocrema0032
2/24/11 10:32:48PM
I'm with Gart Face Not a lot of guys I feel confident beating Johnson.Mighty Mouse in my book is a 135 Frankie Edgar in my book. He moves a ton seems faster then everyone else in the division and his take down timing combined with his speed make for a tough match up for anyone. Don't know if he wants to go to the ground with Barao though, No guy on like a 25 fight winning streak is an easy out he seems like the real deal. This should be main card worthy, hope the UFC doesn't give the 135 lb division the cold shoulder on this one.
Franklinfan47
2/25/11 11:45:01AM

Posted by gartface

Not picking against Mighty Mouse for a while. Only a few guys I'd pick to beat him at the moment.



I agree, but unfortunately Barao is one of those few guys.
ncordless
2/25/11 1:26:19PM
Speed kills.
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